Is a Change of Lifestyle Overwhelming to You?

The number one comment I get from people who have read Diet and Cancer: Is There a Connection? goes something like this:  “I know I should change my diet, but it just seems too hard.  I don’t even know where to start.”

Most often, you probably don’t even realize that you are damaging your body with your lifestyle until you are diagnosed with cancer… or until you have a heart attack… or until you are diagnosed with diabetes… or until your doctor tells you that you are too fat or your cholesterol is too high or your blood pressure has sky-rocketed.  Of course, if you are one of the “unlucky” ones, you will have a sudden fatal heart attack or stroke and will not even get a diagnosis.

For whatever reason, you decide it’s time to quit playing Russian Roulette with your body and you are ready for some help.  You need someone who has successfully done it who can show you the way.ExerciseEven though I have been interested in health all of my life, I would get excited and try the newest diet, the newest exercise program, the newest super foods, or the newest vitamin supplements.  It was like a roller coaster… up and down… on again… off again.  My wake-up call was the diagnosis and ultimate death of a good friend from cancer. 

That’s when I realized that we all think we eat a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle, but there must be something more we can do.  I had been studying about the connection between diet and the many diseases that Americans get and realized that by changing my lifestyle I could hopefully avoid many of those diseases.  I got serious about the research and about making some major changes in my life.

“It has been hard and I was pretty overwhelmed when I started.”

Suddenly you have to change the way you have shopped and cooked and eaten most of your life.  Whenever we have to stop and think and plan, we tend to become confused.  It’s much easier to continue our life on “autopilot.”

I have come up with some tips and tricks and recipes that have helped me and I think that I can help you too. 

To totally avoid heart disease, your cholesterol should be below 150 without medication.  To avoid stroke and heart damage, you need to keep your blood pressure below 120/80 without medication.
Your BMI (body mass index) is an important indicator of your obesity factor.  If you are 6 feet tall, you can weigh between 137 and 183 pounds to be considered ‘normal’ weight.  If you are 5′ 10″, you can weigh between 129 and 170 pounds or if you are 5′ 5″ you can weigh between 112 and 149 lbs.

If you’ve decided to change and you are feeling overwhelmed and need some guidance, I can help you in the following ways:

  • Read the book, Diet and Cancer: Is There a Connection?  This book is focused on cancer, but the 10-day lifestyle/eating plan is not only for cancer prevention, it’s for heart disease prevention, diabetes prevention and stroke prevention.
  • Broccoli and Blueberries™: A Plant-based Diet for Fighting Cancer.  This is an in-person coaching and support group for cancer patients and cancer survivors.  The 3-month program is designed to teach you to eat like your health depended on it.  The introductory cost for the 6-session program is only $87 and meetings are held in Tyler, TX.
  • The Sassy, Slim and Healthy Weight Loss Coaching Program™.  This is a 3-month, in-person coaching program based on a plant-based diet for people who are seriously ready to lose weight and get healthy.  The introductory cost for the 6-session program is only $87 and meetings are held in Tyler, TX. 
  • Join the Healthy Eating Made Easy Membership Program – An 8-week online program.  You get one lesson delivered to your inbox each week.  This is a simple way to transition in a 2-month period without getting into overwhelm.  Cost for the full 8-week Membership Program is only $127.
  • The Sassy, Slim and Healthy Virtual Week-End – Spend a week-end participating in a 2-day program without leaving town.  Conference calls, videos and e-mails will teach you what you need to know within the span of a week-end.  Cost for the virtual week-end at the Gold level is $197 and at the Diamond Level, $379.
  • Individual Consultations –  These private, in-depth consultations help you get on track with your own health plan and personal health goals.  They are conducted by telephone.  The cost for individual consultations is $90 per 1/2 hour or $150.00 per hour.  To schedule a time, send me a message on the contact form. 
  • The Sassy, Slim and Healthy Spa Week for Women – Held in Tyler, Texas.  A 5-day immersion program to totally get you started on your new lifestyle.

There’s a way to achieve your new lifestyle – including a feeling of self-satisfaction in doing something so many just dream of doing: gaining a handle on living in a healthy way right in the midst of your busy, fast-paced life.

 Sign up for the program that fits you best… and… start looking and feeling FABULOUS!

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